category: romantic

Celebrity and Glamour (Deadline: 4/15/10; Conference: 5/21/10)

full name / name of organization: 
UC Santa Barbara Consortium for Literature, Theory and Culture
contact email: 
aschifani@umail.ucsb.edu

*Celebrity and Glamour*
Friday, May 21st, 2010
University of California, Santa Barbara
Consortium for Literature, Theory and Culture

[UPDATE] Undressing the Bawdy

full name / name of organization: 
York University Graduate English Conference
contact email: 
egsa-colloquium-committee-2010@googlegroups.com

“When I’m good I’m very good, but when I’m bad I’m better.” –Mae West

Journal of Literary Onomastics

full name / name of organization: 
Stefan Jurasinski, English, SUNY Brockport
contact email: 
sjurasin@brockport.edu

The Journal of Literary Onomastics, to be published annually by the State University of New York at Brockport, is the only scholarly periodical concerned with the linguistic and philological aspects o

[UPDATE] Consuming the Past: Library Resources for PGRs - An Interdisciplinary Conference and Training Day

full name / name of organization: 
Durham, Newcastle and Northumbria Universities
contact email: 
helen.j.williams@northumbria.ac.uk

Consuming the Past: Library Resources for PGRs
An Interdisciplinary Conference and Training Day, Monday 28th June 2010

[UPDATE] Atlantic World Literacies: Before and After Contact--October 7-9, 2010 (abstracts due March 22, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Atlantic World Research Network, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
contact email: 
awrn@uncg.edu

For this international, interdisciplinary conference, we seek papers that explore how different kinds of literacy, broadly defined, developed around the Atlantic Rim

CFP - ESCAPE: Restraint, Liberty and Literature - June 12th-13th 2010

full name / name of organization: 
University of Ottawa English Graduate Conference
contact email: 
uottawa.conference@gmail.com

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ESCAPE: Restraint, Liberty and Literature
The Fifth Annual University of Ottawa English Graduate Conference

June 12th-13th, 2010

Call for Papers

PAMLA 2010: Nation and the Mother Tongue(s); abstracts 5 April 2010

full name / name of organization: 
PAMLA Annual Conference, 13-14 November 2010 (Chaminade U., Honolulu, HI)
contact email: 
ryung001@ucr.edu

The shape of nationalist fervor is drawn against a background of coherent visuals. But what if the mother tongue speaks in pluralities at the very origin of the nation?

London - (Dis)junctions 2010 - UC Riverside - Graduate Student Conference - April 9-10 - Due by Friday, March 12, 5pm Pacific

full name / name of organization: 
(dis)junctions 2010 - UC Riverside
contact email: 
raycrosby@gmail.com

LONDON:
Contributors are welcome to submit papers examining metropolitan London—in literature,
history, art, architecture, etc. Possible topics include:

Sirens - 10/7 - 10/10; deadline May 7

full name / name of organization: 
Hallie Tibbetts / Narrate Conferences
contact email: 
programming at sirensconference.org

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Sirens
Vail, CO
October 7–10, 2010
A conference on women in fantasy literature presented by Narrate Conferences, Inc.

The Humane Reader: Friendship and Literature

full name / name of organization: 
John Lee / University of Bristol
contact email: 
j.lee@bristol.ac.uk

The Humane Reader: Friendship and Literature

Plenary Speakers: Peter McDonald, Christopher Ricks, Mark Vernon

[Update]: Philosophy of Language and Narrative (3/15/10; MLA 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Jami Bartlett
contact email: 
j.bartlett@uci.edu

What can the philosophy of language contribute to narrative theory?

The Asian Conference on Education - ACE 2010, 02-05 December, Osaka, Japan

full name / name of organization: 
The International Academic Forum
contact email: 
ace@iafor.org

Special Theme: Internationalization or Globalization?

[UPDATE] Spectacle! The Seduction of Illusion

full name / name of organization: 
Crisis Carnival 2010
contact email: 
sdsu.grad.conference@gmail.com

Crisis Carnival 2010: Spectacle! The Seduction of Illusion

What do the Olympic opening ceremony, drag queens, and Shakespeare have in common?

Linguistic theorists such as Judith Butler, Jean Baudrillard, and Guy Debord have all conjectured that we engage daily in performances that obscure the line between illusion and reality. These performances both re-affirm and challenge society’s values, boundaries, and taboos. By analyzing these spectacles, we can question the relationship between performance and the “real,” with the hopes of discovering the motivations behind these seductive visions.

In a society dominated by media constructions of our cultural values, it is more important than ever to evaluate the role that spectacle plays. What is the social significance of illusions – to inspire change, to help us distinguish the values most important to us, or to help us escape?

The goal of this conference will be to bring the conversation into a contemporary context. How are social anxieties personified in the spectacle of monstrosity? What role do today’s avatars, clones, and digital doppelgangers play in our conceptions of our “real” selves? How has the relationship between performance and the real changed since Shakespeare?

Dislocations and Ecologies - special issue of EJES: The European Journal of English Studies (ABSTRACTS: October 31, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Alexa Weik (University of Fribourg) / Christoph Irmscher (Indiana University) eds.
contact email: 
alexa.weik@unifr.ch; christoph.irmscher@gmail.com

EJES: The European Journal of English Studies, Vol. 16, issue 1

Special issue on "Dislocations and Ecologies"

CFP: Feminism 2010

full name / name of organization: 
MP: an International Feminist Journal
contact email: 
lynda_hinkle@yahoo.com

MP: Feminism 2010 (Spring Issue) - Deadline April 30, 2010

Feminism 2010: One decade into the new millennium, what have we gained? What have we lost? How do we

Visions and Revisions: Putting God into Writing. Offers by 31 May 2010

full name / name of organization: 
The Christian Literary Studies Group
contact email: 
secretary@clsg.org

Corpus Christi College, Oxford
Saturday 6 November 2010

Collection: Vexed Encounters with 19th-century Fiction

full name / name of organization: 
Leslie Haynsworth/University of South Carolina
contact email: 
haynswor@mailbox.sc.edu

Novels, says Samuel Johnson in an essay in the Rambler, “are written chiefly to the young, the ignorant, the idle, to whom they serve as lectures of conduct, and instructions into life.” Nineteen

The Life & Writing of Fabiola Cabeza de Baca: New Mexican Woman and Pioneering Writer

full name / name of organization: 
Karen Roybal/University of New Mexico
contact email: 
kroybal1@unm.edu

Call for Essays/Articles for an Edited Collection On:

THE LIFE AND WRITINGS OF FABIOLA CABEZA DE BACA:
“New Mexican Woman and Pioneering Writer.”

"Unity in Diversity" International Conference on the niche Areas in Commonwealth Linguistics, Literature 21-24 October 2010

full name / name of organization: 
English Department, University of Szczecin, Poland
contact email: 
info@uidconference.com

International Conference "Unity in Diversity" on the Niche Areas in Commonwealth Linguistics, Literature and Culture

[UPDATE} Film & History - All Areas -- Deadline Extended! (6/1/10; 11/14/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Film & History
contact email: 
cymiller@tiac.net

Call for Papers
2010 Film & History Conference: Representations of Love in Film and Television
November 11-14, 2010
Hyatt Regency Milwaukee
www.uwosh.edu/filmandhistory

Spectacle! The Seduction of Illusion

full name / name of organization: 
Crisis Carnival 2010
contact email: 
sdsu.grad.conference@gmail.com

Crisis Carnival 2010: Spectacle! The Seduction of Illusion

What do the Olympic opening ceremony, drag queens, and Shakespeare have in common?

Linguistic theorists such as Judith Butler, Jean Baudrillard, and Guy Debord have all conjectured that we engage daily in performances that obscure the line between illusion and reality. These performances both re-affirm and challenge society’s values, boundaries, and taboos. By analyzing these spectacles, we can question the relationship between performance and the “real,” with the hopes of discovering the motivations behind these seductive visions.

In a society dominated by media constructions of our cultural values, it is more important than ever to evaluate the role that spectacle plays. What is the social significance of illusions – to inspire change, to help us distinguish the values most important to us, or to help us escape?

The goal of this conference will be to bring the conversation into a contemporary context. How are social anxieties personified in the spectacle of monstrosity? What role do today’s avatars, clones, and digital doppelgangers play in our conceptions of our “real” selves? How has the relationship between performance and the real changed since Shakespeare?

CFP: New German Review

full name / name of organization: 
New German Review: A Journal of German Studies
contact email: 
NGR@humnet.ucla.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS

Volume 25 (2010)

UCLA English Southland Graduate Conference - June 4, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
UCLA English Department
contact email: 
southland.ucla@gmail.com

“Afterlives”: June 4, 2010

Keynote Speakers
Mark Seltzer (Evan Frankel Professor of Literature, UCLA)
Saree Makdisi (Professor of English and Comparative Literature, UCLA)

The term "afterlives" has become increasingly predominant in recent literary criticism. But what is meant by afterlives? How do its ghostly connotations distinguish it from older critical models of influence, and how can we understand its proximity to haunting as divergent from previous theorizations of spectrality? How do afterlives function within and between texts?

[UPDATE] Institute of African American Research Humanities Writing Competition

full name / name of organization: 
Tomeiko Ashford Carter/Institute of African American Research, UNC-CH
contact email: 
iaar@unc.edu

The Institute of African American Research has extended the deadline and has modified submission parameters for its Humanities Script Writing Competition.

Consuming the Past: Library Resources for PGRs, An Interdisciplinary Conference and Training Day, Monday 28th June 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Durham, Newcastle and Northumbria Universities
contact email: 
helen.j.williams@northumbria.ac.uk

As researchers we ‘consume’ texts, reading, interpreting and reusing material found in archives or specialist electronic resources. Libraries are a key tool in this process.

[UPDATE] Literature and Rights in the Age of Enlightenment (3/8/2010; MLA 1/6-1/9/2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Melissa Ganz
contact email: 
melissa.ganz@stanford.edu

Special Session for MLA 2011, Los Angeles, CA

CFP: New Formalism, Neo-Formalism, and the Reassessment of Form, Tropes, and Genre in Contemporary Literary Scholarship

full name / name of organization: 
Ghent University, Belgium
contact email: 
Sandro.Jung@UGent.be

New Formalism, Neo-Formalism, and the Reassessment of Form, Tropes, and Genre in Contemporary Literary Scholarship

English Department, University of Ghent, Belgium, 21-23 September 2010

Virtual Education CFP - March deadline approaching - rolling submissions

full name / name of organization: 
Virtual World Education
contact email: 
johnf@virtualworlded.com

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Virtual Education

Virtuosity: Dedicated to Virtual Education

[UPDATE] Geocritical Explorations (collection on Geocriticism) - March 8, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Robert T. Tally
contact email: 
robert.tally@txstate.edu

Geocritical Explorations: Space, Place, and Mapping in Literary and Cultural Studies
(Collection of Critical Essays)

Health/Care/Nation (10 April 2010; 14-17 October 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Christina Simmons / University of Windsor
contact email: 
caas@uwindsor.ca

Health/Care/Nation

A conference sponsored by the Canadian Association for American Studies and the University of Windsor

Windsor, Ontario 14-17 October 2010 (proposal deadline: 10 April 2010)

Rewriting Traditional Literature: Transformations of Fairy Tales, Folklore, and the Unearthed Undead, 5/15/10; 11/5-7

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association/Children's Literature Discussion Circle
contact email: 
amalkovich@concord.edu

Textual adaptations of traditional literatures have long been written and discussed.

[Update]Mediating Objects, Remediating Texts: Reading Material Culture in Transition (Grad)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Victoria’s English Graduate Student Society
contact email: 
uvic2010conference@gmail.com

[UPDATE]

Mediating Objects, Remediating Texts: Reading Material Culture in Transition (Grad)

Death in Early Modern Literature

full name / name of organization: 
The St. John's University Humanities Review
contact email: 
sjuhumanities@gmail.com

Death in Early Modern Europe

[UPDATE] INTERNATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE SYMPOSIUM "YOUTH & MYTH" 20-21 MAY 2010 DEADLINE EXTENSION 01 APRIL 2010

full name / name of organization: 
EGE UNIVERSITY
contact email: 
egeius2010@gmail.com

Hey You(th)!

Stop! Take a deep breath and hear our call.

(dis)junctions 2010: States of Crisis April 9-10th, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
(dis)junctions UC Riverside's Annual Graduate Student Conference
contact email: 
(dis)junctions2010@gmail.com

Call for Papers: General Topic, Humanities and Social Sciences
University of California Riverside’s Seventeenth Annual Graduate Humanities Conference

States of Crisis: (dis)junctions 2010

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